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Pump and Res advice needed

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by techtard, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. techtard

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    Bought some watercooling stuff at a good price from a friend who is selling everything so he can backpack through Europe and Asia in the spring.

    I now have 2 XSPC RX360 rads plus an EX 240, the XSPC fans that came with them, and an XSPC dual bay d5 pump/res combo.

    I'm thinking about adding the d5 to my other system so that it has 2 pumps for reliability reasons, so I will be needing a new pump and res.

    The pump and res will need to power an XSPC Raystorm CPU block, an EK VGA Supremacy universal gpu block, and 2 RX 360 rads. It wouldn't hurt if they looked nice and fancy, but I am already past my yearly budget. Pretty new to watercooling, so any advice would be appreciated! :)
     
  2. MT Alex

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    Just use the D5 in your new build. Dual pumps for reliability is like wearing a condom to church. Thermal shutoffs make it totally unnecessary, not to mention the fact that a D5 is rated for no less than 50,000 hours of continuous use.
     
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    I'd say get a second pump as a back up. The time you really need the computer and it's down due to the pump being whacked is not fun. Having a spare in the drawer is the best. Having two in a loop only if your flow isn't quite 1gpm to 1.5gpm. (Martin's Lab info for flow)

    As for a condom at church, well, there are more girls knocked up there as any where else. Not a bad idea for that either. :p
     
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  4. techtard

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    Thanks guys, I will buy one as a spare and keep it in my spare parts box.

    Good thing I didn't make the order last night without feedback, I was whiskied up and priced out a lot of stuff I didn't need. :D
     

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